SE Colorado corrections officer killed during morning altercation

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Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility (GEJohnson.com)

Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility (GEJohnson.com)

CROWLEY, Colo. — A staff member at a southeast Colorado prison was killed in an altercation that broke out during the serving of breakfast Monday morning.

Adrienne Jacobsen with the Colorado Department of Corrections confirmed that two female corrections officers at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in the town of Crowley were involved in the incident. One was killed and the other sustained serious injuries.

Though she said the disturbance took place in the kitchen, Jacobsen offered few additional details.

“The Office of the Inspector General has identified one offender suspect and AVCF remains on lockdown during the investigation,” Jacobsen said. “The incident scene has been secured and offender meals are being prepared and delivered from other facilities.”

The names of the two injured officials were not released. The prison has scheduled a press conference for 3 p.m. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Crowley is approximately 50 miles east of Pueblo and about 26 miles northwest of La Junta.

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